Sustainable travel has an image problem. Let’s fix it

Sustainable travel is described as the hottest trend in the travel industry. Around the world, businesses ranging from high-end properties to mass tour operators recognize that offering sustainable choices is essential to ensuring that destinations are protected and continue to generate income. In India, too, travel companies like SOTC and Thomas Cook have added to their sustainable travel offerings over the past year. Despite this, sustainable travel seems to have an image problem. Travellers often don’t know how it is defined, or what it can involve. According to a 2019…

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Population control: Finance Commission may not reward states for poor show

The hue and cry last year over the ToR with regard to use of 2011 population, prompted PM Modi to announce that the Centre has suggested to the commission to “consider incentivising the states who have worked on population control.” The 15th Finance Commission (FC) may assign a lower weight to ‘population’ than 17.5% by the previous FC while giving a ‘respectable’ weight to progress made in curbing population growth to balance the needs represented by the latest population and progress towards population control, for inter-se distribution of resources among…

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Are you good at managing financial accounts? These startup roles may be perfect for you

Financial accounting is crucial for any company’s existence. A financial executive or financial analyst is required to manage revenue accounts, and can be a part of the company’s short and long-term business strategies, investments, and other decisions. A finance executive’s job include keeping track of financial transactions, preparing financial reports, reviewing statements, preparing accounting ledgers and performing various other finance-related tasks. If you are good with numbers and money, then one of these finance executive openings might help you. Livspace Finance Executive Experience needed: 2-5 years The candidate will be responsible for document verification of…

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Want To Teach Your Young Child About Finance? Here Are Five Simple Activities To Get You Started.

Little Joe’s Coffee & Books, Katonah NY MARY ANN DAVIS Growing up, most of us (adults) weren’t taught about finance. Money was considered taboo, and it simply wasn’t spoken of. Today we are paying for it. It’s obvious now the problems that come along with not having a financial education. Adults are swimming in debt through credit cards and student loans. Financial stress wreaks havoc on marriage and health. Most Americans do not have enough saved for retirement. But really, this shouldn’t be surprising. Why should adults know how to manage their…

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Who is Rajiv Kumar, the new finance secretary

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved the appointment of Rajiv Kumar as the administrative head of one of the key economic policy making divisions of the government – the ministry of finance. The finance secretary is the senior-most bureaucrat among the finance ministry’s five departments—economic affairs, revenue, expenditure, financial services and department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM). Kumar a veteran of power corridors of the North Block, is also secretary, financial services. He succeeded 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Subhash…

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Align Technology’s Tech Leader Believes Digital Technology Is the Pathway To A Perfect Smile

Sreelakshmi Kolli has been the Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology at Align Technology for more than six and a half years. During that period, the global orthodontic medical device company has grown tremendously, especially through its popular Invisalign product. As Kolli sees it, future growth will be heavily dependent on digital technology. There are 300 million potential customers of the company, and reaching them and engaging with them digitally is the pathway to converting them as customers. She and her team are hard at work at doing just that.…

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Kentucky police use new technology to nab suspects in hours instead of weeks as rapid DNA market takes off

The Kentucky State Police started using a new DNA test in February that law enforcement officials say could completely revolutionize criminal investigations, analyzing the data in under two hours instead of days or weeks. Colorado-based ANDE Rapid DNA is offering its quick DNA testing to Kentucky state police for free as part of an ongoing pilot program. Kentucky is the first state to use ANDE’s technology for sexual assault cases and it’s getting a lot of notice from other states. ANDE Rapid DNA declined to provide its sales data, but…

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Why Travel? Find Joy When You Leave (Or Stay) Home

Travel. It seems like we all love to do it — or love to say we love it. But what is it really for? Why do we get away, and how does it give us meaning? Here are six ways to find fulfillment wherever you go, whether it’s around the corner or around the world. 1. Meaning is what you make it. A meaningful time isn’t necessarily a good time — or a bad time. You bring the context to your experience, and it might include having tough conversations, going through a…

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Out of Finance Ministry, Subhash Chandra Garg: No one in govt questioned overseas bonds

S C Garg (right) takes charge as Power Secretary from A K Bhalla on Friday. (PIB/PTI Photo) Taking charge as Power Secretary, former Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg Friday said “no one in the government” had opposed the idea of sovereign bond issuance during his tenure in the Finance Ministry. On Thursday, the day after he was moved out of the Finance Ministry, Garg said he had applied for voluntary retirement from the IAS with effect from October 31 — he was due to retire in October 2020. Gujarat-cadre officer Atanu…

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Weak retail growth worry hits Bajaj Finance

Bajaj Finance stock fell 4% today post the announcement of its first quarter results, for the period ended June 2019. In all, the stock has lost 12% in the last two months as the slowdown in consumption has begun to show in the company’s performance. Bajaj Finance, the country’s most valuable lender, said in its investor presentation that credit disbursals fell 15%-18% during the quarter as the company tightened lending norms in several categories that contribute to more than two-thirds of its business. The new norms have affected both urban…

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